In the spirit of Bringing Down the House and The Wolf of Wall Street, "an engrossing and often hilarious behind-the-scenes look at the characters, compulsions, and chaos inside the fantasy sports gold rush. It's the perfect meld of a sports and business book, engagingly written like a fun, page-turning novel" (The Wall Street Journal).Daniel Barbarisi quit his job as a New York Yankees beat writer and began a quest to join the top one percent of Daily Fantasy Sports ("DFS") players, the so-called "sharks," in hopes to discover the secrets behind this phenomenon--and potentially make some money along the way. DFS is fantasy sports on steroids. It's the domain of bitter rivals FanDuel and DraftKings, online juggernauts who turned a legal loophole into a billion-dollar industry by allowing sports fans to bet piles of cash constructing fantasy teams. Yet as Barbarisi quickly realizes, what should have been a fun companion to casual sports viewing was instead a ferocious environment infested with sharks, a top tier of pros wielding complex algorithms, drafting hundreds of lineups, and wagering six figures daily as they bludgeon unsuspecting amateur "fish." Barbarisi embeds himself inside the world of DFS, befriending and joining its rogue's gallery as he tries to beat them at their own game. In a work equal parts adventure and rigorously reported investigation, Barbarisi wades into this chaotic industry at the very moment its existence is threatened by lawmakers sick of its Wild West atmosphere and pushy advertising. All their money made FanDuel and DraftKings seem invincible; but, as Barbarisi reports, they made plenty of dubious--perhaps even scandalous--moves as they vied for market supremacy. In Dueling with Kings, Barbarisi uncovers the tumultuous inside story of DFS, all while capturing its peculiar cast of characters, from wide-eyed newly minted millionaires, to sun-starved math geeks, to bros living an endless frat party of keggers and Playboy Bunnies. Can he outwit them all and make it to the top?
- An extensive, easy-to-follow analysis of the more than 300 hands he played during the Aussie Millions. . . - The radical, yet coolly logical, methods behind Gus's madness that have helped him to win consistently. . . - Each and every bluff, precise calculation, educated guess, and read of his opponents . . . - How to call large bets with seemingly unplayable hands. . . - When to raise out of position with garbage holdings. . . - How the prize structure should influence your play. . . - And much more Offering unlimited access to one of the most successful, popular poker players out there, Every Hand Revealed will help you understand some of poker's most coveted secrets--and simply shows you the right way to play the game whether you're a beginner or a poker pro. Now with Gus Hansen by your side, you too can turbo-charge your game and watch it take off Superstar poker pro Gus Hansen has shaken up the poker world with his loose, aggressive style. Called The Great Dane as well as The Madman, the five-time international title-holder transforms his hands with cool logic . . .and flattens his opponents. Voted one of the world's sexiest men by People Magazine, Gus is an avid athlete, backgammon player, and poker commentator for both Danish and American T.V.
Aiding the average poker player to obtain above average results at the casino, this guide to some of the hottest games in poker goes beyond teaching the game itself for intelligent and direct strategies on how to win. In Everything Casino Poker, acclaimed gambling expert Frank Scoblete looks at popular casino poker games--including video poker, Texas Hold'em, Omaha Hi-Lo, and Pai Gow--and analyzes ways to gain an edge to beat the house. Thoroughly examining the rules of each variant of poker and the statistics and strategies that surround them, the guide provides a solid foundation that will better the player's performance and experience, regardless of time spent at the casino tables.
Put on your best poker face and lay your chips on the table. This guide to poker strategy helps you gain the skills you need to improve your game and go home with some extra winnings in your pocket.
The Eastern approach to Feng Shui practice is timeless while from the Western perspective it is timely. Feng Shui is Chinese in origin while the casino game of craps is American in design. For the first time in print, the author advocates the use of this Eastern approach to enhance the player's chances of winning at casino craps. No book to date has addressed the influence and role of Feng Shui in craps or the subject of craps and Feng Shui together.
The book has an affluence of new material heretofore not published, such as the concept of the Circle of Chi, the flow chart of Feng Shui concepts, which eventually leads to a craps table, the statistical validation of the number 7 coming out more often, after a die accidentally falls off the table, dice presetups, medical tenets germane to the Yin and Yang concept, Feng Shui of selected casinos, and much more.
The superstitions that thrive at a craps table are presented with humor and insight. Learn about Chi management that is as pivotal as money management in augmenting one's chances of winning at craps.
In 1956 two Bell Labs scientists discovered the scientific formula for getting rich. One was mathematician Claude Shannon, neurotic father of our digital age, whose genius is ranked with Einstein's. The other was John L. Kelly Jr., a Texas-born, gun-toting physicist. Together they applied the science of information theory--the basis of computers and the Internet--to the problem of making as much money as possible, as fast as possible.Shannon and MIT mathematician Edward O. Thorp took the Kelly formula to Las Vegas. It worked. They realized that there was even more money to be made in the stock market. Thorp used the Kelly system with his phenomenally successful hedge fund, Princeton-Newport Partners. Shannon became a successful investor, too, topping even Warren Buffett's rate of return. Fortune's Formula traces how the Kelly formula sparked controversy even as it made fortunes at racetracks, casinos, and trading desks. It reveals the dark side of this alluring scheme, which is founded on exploiting an insider's edge. Shannon believed it was possible for a smart investor to beat the market--and William Poundstone's Fortune's Formula will convince you that he was right.
Learn the low-roller secrets for:Staying free at hotel-casinos
Beating casino promotions
Eating and drinking on the house
Playing video poker for profit
Getting bumped from airplanes and flying free Though Jean Scott was well-known to a select few Las Vegas aficionados throughout the '90s, it wasn't until the publication of The Frugal Gambler in 1998 that she became a household name to casino players across the country. Since then, it's likely that no gambling personality has been featured more often in the media than this "Gambling Grandma." Her frequent national publicity, her long-term success in casinos around the world, and the solid low-rolling advantage-play techniques she's divulged along the way have all helped catapult The Frugal Gambler into the ranks of best-selling gambling books. And now The Frugal Gambler is completely revised and updated. New information includes a completely revamped chapter on video poker, updated coverage of getting the most out of slot clubs, recent examples of exploitable gambling promotions, and a brand new Resources section, identifying the best sources of player information available--from books to software to the Internet.